The preacher of Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, Sheikh Ekrima Sabri, was hospitalized late Friday after he fell ill, according to local sources.
No information is yet available about the 82-year-old Muslim scholar’s health condition.
Sheikh Sabri is a staunch critic of the decades-long Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories and was arrested several times by Israeli forces.
He previously held the position of mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian territories in 1994-2006.
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